Polenta and Almond Pound Cake

This is a lovely, moist and fluffy cake.  It has a subtle citrus flavour, depending on whether the lemon or orange is used.  This cake is also gluten free.  To source either finely ground polenta, which sometimes can be called Maize flour (not to be confused with corn flour which it has a completely different…

Spiced Apple Custard Tea Cake

This is a lovely vanilla tea cake topped with spiced apples.  Once you cut a piece, you will noticed there is a layer of custard inside the tea cake!  What more can you ask for? Apples, spices and custard…  classic combinations!  This recipe will take some time to do, but you will be rewarded with…

Banana Cake

This is a wonderful moist banana cake.  It doesn’t matter if you use two or four ripe bananas – the cake will always turn out delicious. 125g unsalted butter, softened at room temperature 1 cup caster sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 eggs 3 very ripe bananas Juice of 1 lemon 1 1/2 cups self-raising…

Easy Pumpkin Fruit Cake

This is a lovely light fruit cake that can be whipped up in seconds, literally!  The mashed pumpkin adds colour and moistness to the fruit cake.  I often make my own dried fruit mix because I don’t like the fruit peels because they are often too chunky for my taste. To make your own dried…

Blueberry, Lemon and Sour Cream Cake

This simple cake has a wonderful tangy lemon flavour which comes not only from the batter, but from a thin, lemon glaze that is brushed over the cake. The addition of blueberries is a great way of using this fresh seasonal fruit. 250g unsalted butter, softened at room temperature 2 cups (440g) caster sugar 3…

Blueberry Traybake

A great summer cake, light and full of seasonal fruit. The recipe is a breeze to whip up and also works well with raspberries or other berries. 125g unsalted butter, softened at room temperature 1 cup white sugar 2 eggs 2 cups plain flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 200ml sour cream…

Marmalade Custard Cake

Also known as a magic custard cake.  A simple mixture that resembles a thick-ish running mixture which magically transform during baking – the bottom layer becomes like a thick baked custard with a spongy cake on top.  The original recipe used orange marmalade (hence the name), however, I used whatever jam I had opened at…

Lime Drizzle Cake

At the moment, my supposedly dwarf lime tree is completely covered with hundreds of limes….  So, I was searching for a cake recipe that uses limes and came across this one.  This buttery cake has a lovely soft texture that is coated with tangy lime syrup and drizzled with icing. 225g unsalted butter, softened at room…